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Mason Picked as FEC Chairman

December 13, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Federal Election Commission elected Republican David Mason on Thursday to serve as its new chairman.

Mason will be lead the FEC in 2002, replacing Democrat Danny McDonald. The commission chose Democrat Karl Sandstrom as vice chairman, succeeding Mason.

The six-member commission oversees federal campaign finance laws. The panel, appointed by the president, includes three Republicans and three Democrats.

The chairmanship and vice-chairmanship rotate between the Democratic and Republican parties.

Mason, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, and Sandstrom, former chairman of the Labor Department’s Administrative Review Board, were appointed commissioners in 1998 by President Clinton.

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